The topic of the day is the most important home maintenance device: namely, the zip-tie.
Sure, some people might claim that duct tape is more useful, and it certainly does lend itself well to jokes about the Force, but I have a 3-pack of duct tape that’s almost completely unused, while I’m on my third package of zip-ties.
Say, for instance, you have a hand-held shower head that leaks and sprays water in every direction but down.
Let us further hypothesize that you are unable to unscrew it from the pipe coming out of the wall without seriously compromising your 1958 plumbing and having to call the plumbers who have previously backed away from a minor project because they realized that it would rapidly become a major project.
Now, while you may not be able to change the entire shower kit, the hose and shower head can be replaced. The only hitch is that the holder for the shower head is part of the old (undetachable) piece, and the shape of the shower head has changed in the last twenty years.
You have two options. One, you could always hold the shower head in the air while showering.
Or, two, you could do this:
And the close up:
Duct tape just wouldn’t help you here, now, would it?